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Banana Republic will close its Valley West Mall location on Jan. 26. 

The retailer is owned by Gap Inc., which announced plans in 2017 to close 200 Gap and Banana Republic stores nationwide in the next three years. It plans to open more Old Navy and Athleta stores instead.

Mall management said Banana Republic did not renew its lease. There are no immediate plans to fill the new space at Valley West Mall, 1551 Valley West Drive, in West Des Moines. 

Banana Republic has been located in about 7,000 square feet on the mall's upper level near the Von Maur department store since 1999. 

The clothing store, which focuses on modern, versatile classics, also has a location at Jordan Creek Mall. 

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